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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mimihalley) | 84 comments Mod
Share here any portions of the novel that stood out to you.

message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mimihalley) | 84 comments Mod
"He felt his smile slide away, melt, fold over and down on itself like a tallow skin, like the stuff of a fantastic candle burning too long and now collapsing and now blown out. Darkness. He was not happy. He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He recognized this as the true state of affairs. He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back."

message 3: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mimihalley) | 84 comments Mod
"You always dread the unfamiliar. Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright,’ did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him. And wasn’t it this bright boy you selected for beatings and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against."

message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mimihalley) | 84 comments Mod
"If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag."

message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mimihalley) | 84 comments Mod
"His fingers were like ferrets that had done some evil and now never rested, always stirred and picked and hid in pockets . . ."

message 6: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mimihalley) | 84 comments Mod
"We’re nothing more than dust jackets for books . . ."

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